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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 20, 2013

Former Pharmacy Student Sentenced on Drug Charges

 

        BUFFALO, N.Y.B U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Abraham Reinhardt, 24, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute Oxymorphone, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who is handled the case, stated that in November 2012, Reinhardt, a pharmacy student at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. at the time, was arrested in the parking lot of the Home Depot in Batavia, N.Y. where he was about to sell 80 Opana (Oxymorphone) tablets, a quantity of marijuana, and hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Following Reinhardt’s arrest, a search warrant was executed at the defendant=s residence on Elmwood Avenue in Rochester. Drug Enforcement Agents seized Oxymorphone pills, and a quantity of hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana. In addition, during the summer months, the defendant operated an ice cream truck in Cheektowaga, N.Y. and sold hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana from the truck.

Reinhardt ordered the Opana pills through Silkroad.com, an on-line, black market website which has since been shut down. 

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Brian R. Crowell, Special Agent in Charge, New York Region, and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department.